At AMRA, we help fashion companies find and implement the highest impact actions, through our dedicated coaching program for sustainability leaders.
We are especially focused on the fashion supply chain.
I am Anna Ronngard.
This picture was taken just after one of my morning runs. I have a goal of running at least 3 times a week. I have no requirements on myself in terms of speed, length or graciousness. My only requirement is that I get out there 3 times a week, and that I don't stop while running.
Great to meet you and I am happy you found your way to this page. Let me tell you a bit about me.
After working in a complex and global organisation in key sustainability positions for many years, having lived in some of the most important production countries, and had the privilege to start my sustainability journey at the grass root, as a Code of Conduct auditor, I have gained a fair bit of experience.
Knowing the ins and the outs of the apparel industry and having personally led and managed the roll out and implementation of projects such as FEM, SLCP, Supplier Ownership, and Traceability in one of the biggest apparel supply chains in the world sets me up to be a pretty useful resource for you.
I help busy sustainability leaders fast track complex projects, with a special focus on supply chain, through coaching.
My role is to move the project forward by guiding and coaching the person in charge. I give tasks from one week to another and I share experience and best practice from the industry. This is ideal for projects that are either one of a kind and therefore complex, stuck or just takes too long to implement.
I help sustainability professionals of all walks of life, from the beginners to the seniors and I look forward to be of service to you.
One-on-one sustainability coaching
Online courses on leading and managing complex sustainability projects
What people have asked about sustainability coaching:
What is a sustainability coach?
The purpose of a sustainability coach is to help you achieve better results for you and your organisation in terms of sustainability. An AMRA sustainability coach will guide you, help you, support you and advise you through specific projects or moments in your career. Our coaching is based on solid experience and knowledge from working many years with sustainability in the fashion industry.
Which topics can a coach help me with?
At AMRA we are especially happy to support on supply chain topics since that is where the fashion industry leaves the biggest footprint and where there are so many opportunities to do better. However, there is no limitation to the kind of situations we can guide you through. Our main skill is to help you find the low hanging fruits, get your organisation to buy into the bigger investments and effortlessly implement them.
What are the benefits of hiring a coach?
The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching (source: ICF)
Thus, hiring an experienced sustainability coach does not only give you access to a knowledgeable bouncing partner, it also means increased chances of promotion, advancements and higher salary for you.
Who needs a sustainability coach?
A sustainability coach can be needed at different points of a sustainability leader's career.
If you are a beginner, or aspiring to transition into a role of sustainability, a coach can be useful to understand the relationships, the facts and the common practices of sustainability within the fashion industry.
A more experienced sustainability leader can be helped by a coach as support, sounding board and advisor either when going through a crises or when implementing or initiating more complex, ground breaking or sensitive projects within the organisation or the supply chain.
How do I convince my employer to pay for a coach?
As sustainability leaders we are often busy with important, exciting and complex projects that neither yourself or anyone else in the organisation have experience from implementing. Hiring a consultant in those situation is what we sometimes think of doing. But many companies have great teams available and it is actually not an extra hand they need, it is a guiding hand. Someone who can bridge the potential pitfalls and valleys you otherwise will experience.
Hiring a coach does not mean that you as a sustainable leader, or your team, is not capable of doing it. It means you will get faster and better results for you project since you will have someone to help you steer away from the potential failures and mistakes.
Investing early in a coach is not only smart to improve the success rate of the project, it is also a low commitment relationship that can be cancelled at any point the service is no longer needed. There is really nothing to loose.
How it works!
👉 We start with a 30-min free discovery call. Before taking any decisions we need to get to know each other and understand if we are a good fit.
👉 After that is established, you will get to answer a few questions so that we can get to the core of what you’re struggling with and what you’d like to focus on.
👉 Based on your individual need and situation, we set up a tailored coaching program for you and get started asap.
👉 You will be on your way to a more confident and productive work life.